My dear friend, Melissa, celebrated her 29th birthday (for the 7th time) by hosting a Murder Mystery Dinner Party. "A Taste for Wine and Murder" was the theme....you can purchase these box or downloadable sets online and they are a lot of fun if you have the right group of people to play along.
The body of Barry Underwood, owner of a California vineyard, has been found hidden under his wine cellar. One of the following suspects has committed this heinous crime: Marilyn Merlot, Papa Vito, Tiny Bubbles, Ralph Rottingrape, Hedy Shablee, and Otto Von Schnapps.
We all dressed up, a little, to play our role and shared a fabulous meal which Melissa had prepared. I volunteered to bring the dessert. My first instinct was to make a cake.....seeing how it was a birthday and all, but I finally decided on "Jim Frye's Sacred Dessert Recipe" which can be found in the Sweet Potato Queens Field Guide to Men on page 229. I figured after a heavy Italian meal and lots of wine no one would want to indulge in a big-ass piece of cake.....but slurpy strawberries over ice cream, well that's another story!
|Ralph Rottingrape, Tiny Bubbles, Marilyn Merlot, Papa Vito and Otto Von Schnapps.|
|Ya starts off with lots of butter and brown sugar.........|
|Then add lots of yummy strawberries.|
|Even though HRH Jill suggests NOT adding Grand Marnier and lighting this dish....I decided it was a nice alternative to birthday candles. However....we could not, try as we might, get it to go up in flames. Should of used vodka!|
|And here you have it......Jim Frye's Sacred Dessert Recipe - Dig in!|